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Setting House Clocks after Power Outage
Authored by: pub3abn on May 03, '11 06:37:24AM

After confirming that S Barman's script actually consumed fewer processor cycles, I used Platypus to create an app package for the script, using a free (no fee or attribution required for any use) icon from http://www.iconfinder.com/. Basically this gives you a cute app you can run without firing up the terminal.

It can be downloaded from here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?s5ci3j7yybeqf8u

If you don't want to risk installing something from an untrusted source (like me! ... even though I'm completely trustworthy ... I promise!), it is extremely easy to build this yourself using Platypus, which is free. You can get Platypus from here: http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus. And the icon I used is available here: http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/54062/256/.

Edited on May 03, '11 06:40:48AM by pub3abn



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Setting House Clocks after Power Outage
Authored by: kevans on May 03, '11 04:33:04PM

When I run the app on a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard 10.6.7, it stops announcing the time after a few repetitions. Sometimes, the app stops after 20 sec (5 announcements) and sometimes after 30 sec (7 announcements).



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Setting House Clocks after Power Outage
Authored by: pub3abn on May 04, '11 06:10:40AM

It did that to me once or twice while I was testing it, but I thought maybe it was a system glitch. I'm not sure why it would do that. I tried it again now, and it went on and on, so I am at a loss to explain why it would do that sometimes. I am also running 10.6.7. Perhaps there is something in the script that would cause it to hang under certain circumstances.

You could try the High CPU version of the app, based on the original script, to see if it works better:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/7isezthw3v7yc2h/Speak%20the%20Time%20HC.app.zip



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